Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media from May 2011

Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.

She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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'Stop accusing volunteers of replacing paid staff; those jobs are never coming back'

People should stop moaning about volunteers replacing paid staff because those jobs are never coming back, the chief executive of Volunteering Matters said earlier this week.

Labour MP wants National Citizen Service to be rolled out in Wales

A Labour MP has urged the Welsh government and Westminster to agree to bring National Citizen Service to Wales.

Christian Aid consults staff on redundancies

International development charity Christian Aid is consulting staff on proposed changes to the organisation’s global operations, which includes reducing its headcount.

TSB bank raised double the amount for charity after switch from national to local focus

TSB has raised £1m for local charities, which is double the amount it was raising when it had a single national charity of the year.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

Sir Stuart Etherington

Charities should only call people who have specifically given their permission to be contacted by them, the NCVO working group on opt-in fundraising has recommended.

MEP: Charities must make their voices heard during Brexit discussions

A Labour MEP has said that charities have a “crucial” role to play as Britain redefines its relationship with the rest of the world post-Brexit.

House of Lords

Lord Rooker has said that charitable trusts should not see their capital as “sacrosanct” and that the House of Lords Committee on Charities might recommend that foundations should be forced to spend a certain amount.



Charity sector criticises draft guidance on warnings power

Charity representative bodies have told the Charity Commission that they have serious concerns about its draft guidance for the use of its power to issue official warnings.

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